Famous Theologians - List of Famous Theologians

A theologian may refer to someone who is specialized in the study of god and various religious beliefs and delve into the subject of religion and rational questions relating to god. They are educated and well versed in the various concepts, ideas, notions and the approaches to god and religious beliefs. Theologists may have acquired a formal degree in religious studies, philosophy or may be a part of any religious organization or place of faith. The English word theology came into existence in 1362 and by the 17th century it became recognized field of study and practice. Theologists may be involved in the study of either one religion or they may also be well versed in different religions that exist around the world. The different kinds of theologists may include Christian Theologists, Hindu theologists, Buddhist theologists, Jewish theologists and Islamic theologists. The various disciplines that come under the frame work of theology include anthropology of religion, comparative religion, and history of religion, philosophy of religion, psychology of religion and sociology of religion. Here is an exhaustive compilation of some of the world’s famous theologists, learn more about them with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

The Most Famous Theologians

Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius480ItalianBoethius was an early 6th century Roman senator and philosopher best known for his treatise ‘Consolation of Philosophy’
Albert SchweitzerJanuary 14, 1875FrenchAlbert Schweitzer was a German born French theologian, organist, philosopher, physician, and medical missionary
Meister Eckhart1260GermanExplore this biography to know the profile, childhood, life and timeline of Meister Eckhart, who brought in a great change in Germany with his groundbreaking thesis and ideas.
John CalvinJuly 10, 1509FrenchJohn Clavin was a French theologian & pastor who played an important role in the Protestant Reform movement
Paul TillichAugust 20, 1886German, AmericanPaul Tillich was a German-American Christian existentialist philosopher and theologian.Read this biography to learn more about his childhood, profile, life and timeline.
Rowan Douglas WilliamsJune 14, 1950BritishRowan Douglas Williams is an Anglican bishop, poet and theologian
John ColetJanuary 1, 1467BritishJohn Colet was an English theologian who was a major promoter of Renaissance humanism during the late 15th and early 16th century
Reinhold NiebuhrJune 21, 1892AmericanReinhold Niebuhr was a German-American theologian, intellectual and political commentator who wrote the famous book, ‘Moral Man and Immoral Society’
Karl BarthMay 10, 1886SwissKarl Barth was an important Swiss theologian
Avicenna980UzbekistanAvicenna was one of the most renowned philosophers and scientists of the Islamic Golden Age
Martin Luther

Martin Luther

Martin Luther is known as the Founder of Protestant Reformation

GermanNovember 10, 1483170 views


Emanuel Swedenborg is one of the most prominent persons in Swedish history

SwedishJanuary 29, 1688141 views

Joseph Priestley

Joseph Priestley was a renowned English theologian, author, chemist and political theorist of the 18th century

BritishMarch 24, 1733139 views

Hildegard of Bingen

Hildegard of Bingen was the founder of scientific natural history in Germany

GermanSeptember 16, 1098118 views

Archibald Alexander

Archibald Alexander was an American Presbyterian theologian and educator who became famous for his religious teachings, writings and sermons

AmericanApril 17, 1772115 views

Maria Gaetana Agnesi

Maria Gaetana Agnesi was an Italian mathematician, philosopher and theologian

ItalianMay 16, 1718102 views

Thomas Aquinas

Thomas Aquinas was an Italian Dominican theologian hailed as the father of the Thomistic school of theology

ItalianJanuary 28, 1225150 views

William Tyndale

William Tyndale was an English scholar and theologian who is most celebrated for his work of translating the Bible in English

British149488 views

Adi Shankara

Adi Shankara was an early 8th century Indian Hindu philosopher and theologian whose teachings had a profound influence on the growth of Hinduism.

Indian788124 views

John Colet

John Colet was an English theologian who was a major promoter of Renaissance humanism during the late 15th and early 16th century

BritishJanuary 1, 1467198 views